Kenya Police ‘Chafua Chafua’led by international Peter Mungai over the weekend won 6 out of 10 final bouts to emerge the winners during the third leg of the BAK national league at Thika Stadium.
Mungai, who is among the 10 boxers who qualified to represent Kenya at the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazaville this September, out-punched a stubborn Matayo Keya of Kenyatta Hospital 3-0 to clinch the light-flyweight final bout.
The Police maestro, who is a national team mainstay did it in bravado, showing tremendous toughness to wither the early storm from his opponent, while his skilful ring movement allowed him to evade power punches with ease. In the event’s major highlight, Samson Macharia of Kenya Defence Forced was upset by little known coast boxer Abdul Halfa Yusuf.
Macharia has since forfeited his position in the All Africa Games team to APB boxer Rayton Okwiri, who has alongside Nickson Abaka and Benson Gicharu been cleared by AIBA to play in the Brazaville extravaganza.
In the welterweight final, body shots were a key weapon in Yusuf’s victory campaign as he had the ability to produce sickening hooks to Macharia.
Police won the third leg with a total of 24 points followed by defending champions KDF who settled for second place with 20 points.
Kenyatta National Hospital were third overall on six points while central Central (four points) closed the top four places. Others followed in the order – Coast (three points) and Eastern (one points).
After three rounds, Police lead the log with 53 points followed by KDF with three points adrift. The first leg was won by Kenya Police while KDF clinched the second leg. The fourth leg of the national league will be held in Nanyuki in late October.